Okay, Bounce TV has done it again. They have debuted another not so funny sitcom, One Love.
According to its website, Bounce TV describes One Love as an "all-new original sitcom [that] follows the hilarious adventures of Pastor William (Mark Curry, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper) and Carolyn Winters (Sheryl Lee Ralph, Moesha), the first family of Mt. Sinai church. Together for thirty years, they've led their congregation as perfect role models, but when their adult children begin to navigate relationships of their own, the laughs collide with the love."
First off, the network boasts that One Love is "all-new." However, this just isn't possible considering Sherman Hemsley (The Jeffersons and Amen), who plays the grandfather, has been dead since 2012. Um, reminder, just in case you've been hiding in the Bat Cave, it's now 2014. Plus, based on the wardrobe of the cast, it seems likely that it was made around 2010. I don't know. Maybe it's new to the rest of the world.
Any-who, there are some other notable faces you'll see like: Drew Sidora (CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story), Carl Anthony Payne II (Martin), and Chico Benymon (Haunted Hathaways and Half & Half). Oddly enough, though, One Love isn't being promoted on any other sites outside of Bounce TV. What's up with that? Seems weird to me.
At the end of the day, I do think One Love is slightly better than their show My Crazy Roommate, but it still kind of sucks. It is not hilarious in the least. Some of the jokes aren't too bad, but they're still pretty dry. The chemistry between Mark Curry and Carolyn Winters as a married couple is not believable at all; it is so fake. And, the plot is too predictable and moves slowly with nothing notable or interesting happening. It would be more entertaining to watch me blow spit bubbles.
I still have faith in Bounce TV. I honestly think they need to add more newer, fresher shows to its line up (maybe a more relatable sitcom similar to Girlfriends or a one hour drama with a strong lead).
I appreciate their attempts at a new concept for black television, but something big is missing, and they need to find it quickly. Like, now. If you interested in watching One Love, it airs Tuesday nights at 9/8c.
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